The public has been able to enjoy Forbes Plaza for more than 45 years, and there is no reason Harvard can’t have a new campus center while still respecting the public enjoyment of this important outdoor public open space in Harvard Square.
A request by Harvard University for a variance for a two-story glass addition would significantly reduce the size and compromise the character of the long-standing outdoor public space known as Forbes Plaza.
Lesley University’s signature Lunder Arts Center complex, featuring the restoration of the historic North Prospect Church, has won a prestigious Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission.
The city is looking for a resident interested in serving on the Kids’ Council to develop policy and program recommendations aimed at making sure Cambridge is a place where children and youth are healthy, safe, educated and civically engaged.
Sean Palfrey, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and longtime Harvard house master, has been named a recipient of an American Medical Association Foundation 2015 Excellence in Medicine Award.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Democrat in the 8th Suffolk District made up of parts of Cambridge and Boston, plans four office hours in June to receive feedback, ideas and suggestions on neighborhood issues and statewide policy priorities.
The Board of Overseers of the Cambridge Community Foundation has named Geeta Pradhan to be its president. She succeeds Bob Hurlbut, the executive director who led the organization for 21 years before recently announcing plans to retire.
Jenna Zwanger, a Cambridge native and graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, was named to the Hiram College Dean’s List for the spring semester.
A rare gathering of more than 30 Olympians and Paralympians with ties to New England took place May 16 at Boston’s TD Garden, including Cantabrigians Mary McCagg and Gevvie Stone.
Members of the public can suggest and recommend projects for Community Preservation Act funding for affordable housing, open space and historic preservation in fiscal year 2016 at a upcoming Community Preservation Act Committee meeting.